Asteroid Ceres in Synastry

In Astrology, Ceres represents nurturing and parenting.

In the natal chart, Ceres shows how we nurture ourselves and others. Depending on the placement, Ceres can indicate a major life focus on taking care of others.

For example, a third house Ceres may mean you nurture, and receive nurturing, through communication. You need to talk out your feelings, and others feel you are a good and caring listener. To read more about your natal Ceres, click here.

In synastry, it shows nurturing and supportive energy between the couple. Let’s take a deeper look at how Ceres interacts with points and planets in synastry.

Ceres-Sun connections

Harmonious aspects between Sun and Ceres indicate a loving and nurturing bond between the two of you.

The Ceres person is very supportive of the Sun person, and the Sun person feels nurtured and valued by the Ceres person. The Sun person may feel the Ceres person acts like a parental figure in their life.

Harsh aspects between Sun and Ceres indicates the Sun person’s ego does not jive with the way Ceres offers nurturing and support. For example, a Virgo Sun might want to be quiet when they are upset, but a Ceres in Gemini will want to talk it out. Virgo will appreciate Ceres’ concern, but might not appreciate the way Ceres wants to communicate about that issue.

Ceres-Moon connections

Harmonious aspects between Moon and Ceres is a wonderful connection. Ceres is much like the Moon as it is, so this connection will bring a ton of emotional bonding and nurturing in this relationship.

The Moon appreciates the Ceres persons’ giving and nurturing nature, and the Ceres person will feel appreciated and valued. These two will share a tight emotional bond and will love caring for one another.

Harsh aspects between Ceres and Moon indicate a difference in emotional natures. There may be misunderstandings and hurt feelings between the two. The Moon person will not appreciate the way Ceres nurtures them. The Ceres person will feel unappreciated by the Moon person.

Ceres-Mercury connections

Harmonious aspects between Mercury and Ceres increases mental compatibility between the partners. The two of them will have many healing conversations. Ceres will be an excellent listener for the Mercury person.

Harsh aspects between Ceres and Mercury indicates possible hurt feelings and arguments. The Mercury person will feel the Ceres person does not understand them, and the Ceres person will feel unappreciated and offended at Mercury’s strong words.

Ceres-Venus connections

Harmonious aspects between Venus and Ceres indicate a loving and nurturing relationship. Venus will appreciate Ceres’ nurturing support, and Ceres will feel valued and adored by the Venus person. The Ceres person will like taking care of the Venus person, and the Venus person will reward the Ceres person for this.

Harsh aspects between Ceres and Venus indicates possible hurt feelings and arguments. The Venus person will feel the Ceres person does not understand them, and the Ceres person will feel unappreciated and offended at Venus’ lack of appreciation for them. The Ceres person may feel the Venus person takes them for granted.

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Ceres-Mars connections

Harmonious aspects between Mars and Ceres indicates a strong compatibility. The Mars person will energize the Ceres person’s desire to nurture and support.

The Mars person will feel supported in their goals and efforts by the Ceres person. The Ceres person will provide a loving and secure base for the Mars person.

Harsh aspects between Ceres and Mars indicates hurt feelings and fights. The Ceres person might find the Mars person very selfish and rude, while the Mars person might find the Ceres person overly sensitive.

Ceres-Jupiter connections

Harmonious aspects between Jupiter and Ceres indicates a joyful and caring relationship. The Jupiter person will expand Ceres’ desire to nurture and support the Jupiter person. The Ceres person will feel loved and appreciated by the generosity and expansiveness of Jupiter.

Harsh aspects between Ceres and Jupiter can cause issues in the relationship. The Jupiter person might want more than the Ceres person can give. There also may be philosophical differences between the two which block Ceres’ ability to provide nurturing in the relationship.

Ceres-Saturn connections

Harmonious aspects between Saturn and Ceres increase the responsibility the couple has to one another. Ceres will feel committed and responsible for taking care of the Saturn person.

The Saturn person will provide stability to the Ceres person. The two of them will feel responsible for one another.

Harsh aspects between Ceres and Saturn indicates a difficult connection. The Ceres person may feel blocked from nurturing and taking care of the Saturn person. The Saturn person may feel like a burden to the Ceres person.

Ceres-Node connections

Ceres conjunct the North Node indicates a very profound relationship. The Ceres person will be encouraged to live up to their fullest potential by the Node person.

The North Node person will forge a path for the Ceres person to be able to nurture and take care of others. The Ceres will progress a lot as a result of this relationship.

Ceres conjunct the South Node indicates a comfortable relationship. The Ceres person and the Node person feel a deep familiarity and comfort with one another. In a past life.

The Ceres person likely took care of the Node person, but there is unfinished business between the two. The Ceres person may eventually feel drained by the Node person.

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Venus conjunct South Node in Synastry


Venus conjunct the South Node: This aspect denotes a “past-life” connection between the two individuals. In the past life, the two were most likely lovers/partners.

External forces or circumstances beyond the individuals’ control led to a separation, which transformed into a sense of longing and yearning for one another, which has continued into this lifetime.

Now, the individuals have been reunited in this lifetime to “close the books” on their relationship in order to move forward and learn to love independently from one another.

In nodal synastry, it is generally the node person who feels the connection more deeply, or at least, is more aware of the connection. In all nodal connections, there is a sense of fear or discomfort, especially on the part of the nodal person.

Being with the planet person reminds them of their past life, which may have been traumatic or unpleasant for the nodal person for whatever reason.

Many synastry articles regarding South Node connections imply that the South Node person may eventually feel held back or drained by the planet person, but I’ve found this to be true for the opposite case; that the planet person feels held back by the nodal person.

Other articles infer that the South Node was very kind to the planet person in a past life, and now, the planet person feels the need to pay the South Node person back in form of compliments, gifts, or activities related to the house in which the conjunction resides.

This can be draining for the Venus person, who may feel “held back” by the relationship and feel the need to move on. I’ve also found that Venus’ sense of self-worth is often compromised by the union due to the desire to “please” the South Node person in any way they can.
Either way, the connection is very strong with this aspect.

There is a sense of familiarity and comfort with this aspect; both have known each other from a past life, so love “comes easy” with this placement. The South Node person feels the Venus person understands them better than anyone, and the Venus person feels a sense of ease and comfort around the South Node person.

The attraction is through the roof with this placement. You “recognize” each other. Since the South Node represents the area we have mastered in a past life, the planet person can learn a lot from the South Node about their habits related to their own Venus.

I have heard countless stories of couples with this aspect in synastry, and one common element I’ve found with this aspect is that at least one of the individuals was “not supposed to be” at the location of their meeting on the day they met, and that they spotted each other early on and watched each other for a while before they spoke to each other.

South Node connections are often regarded as “negative”, in that they often indicate an ending of some sort. I believe South Node connections can indeed last a lifetime, depending on each person’s relationship with their own South Node in the natal chart.

Another indication of a lasting South Node relationship is if the couple also has North Node connections, which “balances” the synastry, so that both individuals feel both comfortable and feel that they are developing themselves through the union.

For example, Victoria Beckham’s Venus is conjunct David Beckham’s South node. David Beckham’s own South Node is conjunct his Mars, so we can infer that David is “South Node-oriented”; he tends to “fall back” on his South Node habitually.

There is a sense of familiarity and comfort between David and Victoria. In fact, David first fell for Victoria after seeing her on the television, and Victoria fell in love with David after seeing him in a sports magazine; there was an instant “recognition” of each other.

My ex boyfriend and I had a very tight Venus-South Node connection. His own Venus conjuncted his South node in his natal chart, so, like David Beckham, he tends to “fall back” on his South Node.

He was an incredibly good-looking, charming man (since his Venus conjuncts his South Node, his Venus is very well-developed), and I fell for him instantly. I was the only person he ever felt understood him, and he’d often describe me as his ideal mate.

I was similarly enthralled by him, and I did anything and everything to please him. I’m not the type to give away complimetns easily (my Venus is in Capricorn), but I would compliment him regularly.

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